24 Jun, 2014

UNV Annual Report released today

The UNV Annual Report: “Volunteering for the World We Want,” released earlier today, captures the essence of contributions of UN Volunteers (UNV), UN Youth Volunteers, and UN Online Volunteers in their commitment to the advancement of peace and development in 2013. It addresses their challenges for peace and sustainable development through their dedication, creativity and talent. UNV […]

21 Jun, 2014

Youth Envoy concludes three-day visit to Pakistan

After a full programme which included stops in Islamabad and Lahore, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi concluded a three-day visit to Pakistan. In the country’s capital, Alhendawi engaged with youth organizations and representatives, UN entities, and government officials in a Youth Forum organized by the United Nations Country Team in Pakistan. With a […]

18 Jun, 2014

Secretary-General urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives and promote decent work for all. Mr. Ban noted that half of the world’s young people in the labour force are either working poor or unemployed. The global youth unemployment situation is intolerable, particularly for young women. “In countries rich […]

17 Jun, 2014

The “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project is looking for youth volunteer stories in the Arab region

The “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project is looking for youth volunteer stories in the Arab region for their first Youth Volunteering Award. They are searching for inspiring and life-changing stories of young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, to recognize the importance of volunteering for development. The “Arab Youth Volunteering […]

16 Jun, 2014

Envoy begins official visit to Pakistan, inaugurates first Youth Advisory Panel

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Today marked the beginning of an official visit by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, to Pakistan. During the first day of his visit, the Envoy engaged with the United Nations Country Team, civil society, government officials, youth leaders and representatives to further the discussion on youth priorities. In Islamabad, Alhendawi met with the […]

11 Jun, 2014

Campaign on #MentalHealthMatters launched ahead of International Youth Day

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From 12 June until International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations is running a campaign, led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to draw awareness to the importance of reducing stigma surrounding youth with mental health conditions. The United Nations invites you to submit your artwork, illustrations, photos and/or stories […]

5 Jun, 2014

ECOSOC Youth Forum closes with Global Youth Call and plans to strengthen youth participation at ECOSOC

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In New York, the third annual ECOSOC Youth Forum concluded yesterday with a Global Youth Call being presented to Member States. Endorsed by more than 1,000 youth and civil society organizations from some 140 countries, the Global Youth Call is an emerging global consensus on concrete proposals for target areas on youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. […]

5 Jun, 2014

Message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Environment Day

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“Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”   World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all. […]

2 Jun, 2014

First day of UN ECOSOC Youth Forum kicks off with high-level speakers and numerous youth present

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Today, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) kicked off the third annual youth forum. Member States, youth organizations and youth leaders from around the world convened to join the continuing discussion about a new global agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) under the theme ”#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want.” “This […]